Tutorial:

Introduction

Add to Menu is a Joomla! administrator module.

It will display an 'Add to Menu' link on certain pages in your administrator allowing you to quickly add a menu item for that page.

The link will only show up on a page if the component is supported by Add to Menu.

With most of the pages you will have to save it before you can see the Add to Menu link in the status bar.

After clicking on the link, you will be presented with a modal popup window with some general settings for the menu item. You can adjust these settings before creating the menu item.

Here is an example of the Add to Menu window for a standard article:
Add to Menu: Popup

Add to Menu only offers the most common settings in the popup window, as its goal is to help you quickly add menu items. If you need to customize any other more advanced menu settings, you will have to do that via the normal Menu Manager.

Settings

There are a few settings you can adjust to customise the Add to Menu module's appearance. Here is the full list of options you can find in the Add to Menu administrator module settings:

Display link How do you want the link to be displayed?
Display Toolbar Button Select to show a button in the toolbar.
Link Text The text to display as link.
Display Tooltip Select to display a tooltip with extra info when mouse hovers over link/icon.
Display Access
Display Language
Display Template Style
Select to display this field as option in the Add to Menu modal popup.
Adjust Modal Width
Adjust Modal Height
Amount in pixels to adjust the modal popup.

If for some reason (like 3rd party template styling) the modal popup is too small for the options, you can make the modal popup larger by the entered amount of pixels.

Component Support

Add to Menu will work on many types of pages by default such as: articles, categories, contacts, news feeds, web links, users and search.
The PRO version also has support for a number of well-known 3rd party extensions such as K2, FLEXIcontent, MyBLOG, Virtuemart and redSHOP.

Add to Menu works with xml component templates. You can optionally create your own component templates to add support for it. This is a little complicated but you can find more information on how to do this here:
Component template XML files

FAQs:

I don't see the Add to Menu link / icon

The link will only show up on a page if the component is supported by Add to Menu.

With most of the pages you will have to save it before you can see the Add to Menu link in the status bar.

Can I add support for other components?

The PRO version has support for a number of well-known 3rd party extensions such as K2, FLEXIcontent, MyBLOG, Virtuemart and redSHOP.

Add to Menu works with xml component templates. You can optionally create your own component templates to add support for it. This is a little complicated but you can find more information on how to do this here:
Component template XML files

Free vs Pro:

Supports core content::Add menu items to core content pages: articles, categories
Supports contacts::Add menu items to core contacts pages
Supports news feeds::Add menu items to core news feeds pages
Supports web links::Add menu items to core web links pages
Supports search::Add menu items to core search pages
Supports users::Add menu items to core users pages

Set language::Ability to set the language in the Add to Menu popup
Set access level::Ability to set the access level in the Add to Menu popup
Set template style::Ability to set the template style in the Add to Menu popup
Supports FLEXIcontent::Add menu items to FLEXIcontent pages (items and categories)
Supports Form2Content::Add menu items to Form2Content pages (items)
Supports K2::Add menu items to K2 pages (items, categories, tags and users)
Supports MyBLOG::Add menu items to MyBLOG pages
Supports redSHOP::Add menu items to redSHOP pages (products, categories and manufacturers)
Supports Virtuemart::Add menu items to Virtuemart pages (productas and categories)

Videos:

Installing & updating

An overview of the different ways to install and update Add to Menu

Add to Menu provides a quick link in your Joomla! administrator pages to quickly add a menu item link for the article or page that you are viewing.

For example, you need to create a new article, add a link to that article in your menu, and then edit the article some more...

With Add to Menu this is done easily and quickly:

  • Create the article and save it;
  • Now, whilst still in the article edit page, click on 'Add to Menu';
  • Select the menu you want to the new menu item to be in;
  • Click 'Save'.

And voila! You are done.

Without Add to Menu this takes a lot of steps (not even listing all!):

  • Create the article;
  • Save and close the article.
  • Create a new menu item under the correct menu;
  • Add the menu title;
  • Select the correct page type;
  • Find and select the correct article;
  • Save the menu item;
  • Go back to the Articles Manager;
  • Find your article again;
  • Open your article.

Here is an example of the Add to Menu window for a standard article:
Add to Menu: Popup